In light of coronavirus outbreak | Palestinian "Al-Quds Brigade" holds memorial service for 46 fighters killed in tunnel explosion in Aleppo city five years ago • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights
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In light of coronavirus outbreak | Palestinian “Al-Quds Brigade” holds memorial service for 46 fighters killed in tunnel explosion in Aleppo city five years ago

Reliable sources have informed the Syrian Observatory said that the Palestinian “Al-Quds Brigade”, which is loyal to the Syrian regime and Russia, held a funeral ceremony and a memorial service this morning for 46 of its fighters, who were killed in a tunnel explosion in the neighbourhood of Jami’et Al-Zahra’a in western part of Aleppo city, on May 3, 2016, where the Brigade of the “Al-Fajr Caliphate” claimed responsibility for the bloody explosion which left dozens of casualties.

After nearly five years of the explosion, Al-Quds Brigade returned held today a memorial service and a funeral ceremony. The ceremony will take place at al-Assad Sports Hall, located in al-Jumailiya neighbourhood in Aleppo city, and all are invited to attend, according to Al-Quds Brigade.

This comes in light of the outbreak of the coronavirus and the large numbers recorded in all Syrian provinces, including Aleppo, in terms of the number of daily confirmed cases and deaths.

Reliable medical sources in the Syrian regime-held areas have told the Syrian Observatory that 36,000 new confirmed coronavirus cases were recorded in the last few days, while 1,335 new deaths were recorded in the same period.

Meanwhile, regime authorities continue misinformation and keeping the real number of deaths and infection cases with coronavirus secret, by announcing only tens of infections and deaths on a daily basis. Moreover, large number of deaths are claimed to be caused by pneumonia, despite the broad outbreak of the virus throughout Syria.

According to SOHR latest statistics, based on reports obtained from reliable medical sources on the ground in regime-controlled areas, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases has reached 277,800, of which over 99,000 were recovered, and 13,610  died.

It is worth noting that regime Ministry of Health’ official statistics announced 14,267 infections, of whom 938 people died and 7,892 recovered.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has documented the death of 172 doctors in the Syrian regime-held areas due to the coronavirus in 2020, and were documented by name.